Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Does My Presence Refresh My Family?

Do you have a friend who, by merely walking through the door, makes you feel instantly calmed and uplifted? I have a few friends like this, for which I am extremely grateful.

I want to have the same effect as a friend, a wife, and a mother. In this regard, I'm still a work in proccess.

I love the following quote from Pat Hershey, Author of "The Idea Book for Mothers."

"...I am fully convinced that there is nothing that will improve the atmosphere and productivity of your home as much as you: the enthusiastic mother who provides positive words and a postivie outlook for her family.

"Actually, if you habitually cultivate the habit of projecting positive attitudes to your family and others, it won't always be necessary to speak. Your very presence will carry a positive atmosphere wherever you go. In 2 Corinthians 7, Paul talks about such a positive atmosphere that was created by Titus' presence. He said, "Then God who cheers those who are discouraged refreshed us by the arrival of Titus -- not only was his presence a joy, but also the news that he brought of the wonderful time that he had with you.

"Ask yourself the question, "Does my presence refresh my family?"



Sandra said...

A good post, Elizabeth, and an equally good question! We, as woman, do have a big impact on our family and our homes.

It does give me food for thought, thanks.

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Sandra


plainandsimple said...

This was a great post Elizabeth and a timely reminder!